L’Anse pursues dredging project

L’ANSE — L’Anse is lining up a dredging project for this summer.

At Monday’s council meeting, Village Manager Bob LaFave said the storms of five weeks ago had deposited sand into the marina channel.

Because it involves Lake Superior, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also needs to approve the project, LaFave said.

The village is also working on blight removal with the Baraga County Land Bank, which has taken possession of the building at 1073 N. Main St.

“We’ll be working on getting that torn down here this summer and then back out hopefully into the hands of the public,” LaFave said.

The village will also have a bid opening Thursday for a storm sewer project on First Street. The work will be completed using American Rescue plan Act funds.

In other action, the council:

• Approved an engineering agreement with Andy Keranen of U.P. Engineers & Architects to ID and replace any lead water lines. The village received a $288,000 grant for the work in April from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

• Approved a resolution seeking Category B grant money from the Michigan Department of Transportation. If the village gets the money, it would cover paving on both sides of the road for Phase 3 of the village’s water project. The Rural Development funding would only cover paving over the area where a water line is being installed.

• Reappointed members of the Downtown Development Authority.


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